I've just finished replacing the front struts on my 2003 Element 2WD. I had to use a pickling fork to get the tie rod ends out of the strut. The boots were pretty torn and ragged so I knew I had to replace them anyway. I am having a hell of a time getting the locking nut loose. People are telling me it turns opposite and that's just confusing the hell out of me. I'm worried I'm tightening the thing. So, if I am looking at the passenger wheel well, tie rod pointing toward me. Do I turn that locking nut clockwise or counter clockwise to loosen? And is it the same direction for both passenger and driver side? Also, what do you guys recommend for breaking loose a nut that's seen 10 years of winters?